Thursday, February 19, 2009

Absurd Headline of the Day

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So an angry rent-a-mob led by racist Al Sharpton piss and moan outside the New York Post today issuing threats and Reuters comes up with this entirely misleading headline.

New Yorkers to boycott NY Post over "racist" cartoon

New Yorkers are going to boycott? I don't think so. The joke is, none of Sharpton's mob probably even read the Post, or read for that matter, so how is a group that doesn't read the Post going to boycott it?
Hundreds of demonstrators rallied to boycott the New York Post on Thursday, branding the newspaper as racist for publishing a cartoon that appeared to compare President Barack Obama to a chimpanzee.

Demonstrators led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton chanted "End racism now!" outside the parent company's skyscraper in midtown Manhattan and called for the jailing of Rupert Murdoch, whose international media conglomerate News Corp owns the Post.
Sure, jailing Rupert Murdoch is very realistic.


Update: The Post apologizes ... sort of.
Wednesday's Page Six cartoon - caricaturing Monday's police shooting of a chimpanzee in Connecticut - has created considerable controversy.

It shows two police officers standing over the chimp's body: "They'll have to find someone else to write the next stimulus bill," one officer says.

It was meant to mock an ineptly written federal stimulus bill.


But it has been taken as something else - as a depiction of President Obama, as a thinly veiled expression of racism.

This most certainly was not its intent; to those who were offended by the image, we apologize.

However, there are some in the media and in public life who have had differences with The Post in the past - and they see the incident as an opportunity for payback.

To them, no apology is due.
I suspect they're referring to the fat racist.

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